08 June 2016

Stopping the Suffering of Transgender Immigrants

Adam Frankel and Bamby Salcedo
Human Rights Watch

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Resolved: to affirm rights of transgender Jews

New Jersey Jewish News

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Twitter chat: What’s the status of transgender rights in the U.S.?

Corinne Segal

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Pentagon celebrates LGBT pride while changes to its transgender policy are stalled

Dan Lamothe
The Washington Post

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06 June 2016

Transgender woman attacked in north Houston

Joel Eisenbaum
Click 2 Houston

Montrose section of Houston

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ezs note:  Fortunately, we have the name of the suspect in this case.  It's Denzel Boone.  If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please call the Houston police at 713-864-3131.  If you see him at this moment, do not try and restrain him - call Houston police emergency services at 911. Thanks.

Transgender teen's car vandalized in Stark County

Derick Waller
newsnet 5 (ABC)

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ezs note:  Hey, maybe it's not a huge deal, but by sending a message that harassment of transgender people will NOT be tolerated is a huge boon to any community.  If you have any information,  please call the Stark County Sheriff's Office at 330-430-3800.  Thanks!

Lawmakers differ on effective date of transgender proposal

Bristol Herald Courier.com

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04 June 2016

Sorry, Conservatives, but Obama's Guidance on Transgender Students Is Based on 2 Decades of Case Law

Brynn Tannehill
The New Civil Rights Movement

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A historic transgender change in Sask. (Canada)

Theresa Simon
Moose Jaw Times Herald


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ezs note:  As much as we tend our focus on New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto or Montreal, this is NOT where all the action is!  Sometimes little Kelliher (pop. 368) does the trick!  No matter where you live, you can make the difference - if you've got the guts to say your peace.

Pembroke graduate takes shot at Donald Trump, calls for transgender rights

Patrick Ronan
Wicked Local Pembroke

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Transgender Oscar Smith High student wants Chesapeake schools to change policies

Mike Connors
The Virginian-Pilot

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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03 June 2016

Transgender bathroom policy approved by Kern High School District

Jeanne Pastore
Kern Golden Empire.com

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Kinky Boots music video weighs in on transgender bathroom rights

Marc Snetiker
Entertainment Weekly

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Four arrested in the Vermont beating death of transgender man

Suzannah Gonzales

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ezs note:  GOOD.  Thank you, San Diego police department!

Military Benefits Could Cover Sex Reassignment for Transgender Veterans

Michael Lambert

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01 June 2016

Transgender people, the world's misunderstood (South Africa)


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Kansas Senate condemns directive on transgender students, school bathrooms


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ezs note:  If you just skimmed over the pic, take a closer look, please.  It's such a gem!

31 May 2016

Mass. Governor Says He'll Sign Transgender Protections Bill

Alison Bauter

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ezs note:  Thank you, Gov. Baker!

30 May 2016

Tuscarawas County superintendents take wait-and-see attitude toward transgender directive

Jon Baker

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Being transgender: facts, myths and rights (Pakistan)

Pakistan Today

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Lebanon schools: No transgender changes planned

David Patton
Lebanon Express

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To all my US friends, happy Memorial Day!

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29 May 2016


David Villarreal
Unicorn Booty

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Burlington Police: Transgender man dies from injuries


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If you have any information regarding this murder, please call the Burlington (Vermont) police department at 802-658-2704.  Thank you very much.

Rest in peace, Mr. Beede.

28 May 2016

An Arab-Israeli Catholic Ballerina Just Won Israel's First Transgender Beauty Pageant

Mathew Rodriguez

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Police arrest alleged murderer of transgender activist (Pakistan)

Daily Times

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A look at 'Ma Vie en Rose'

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With all this bathroom hoohah going about, I remembered in particular a Belgian film, 'Ma vie en rose'.  (one of the best, IMHO) It involves the troubles that a transgender girl is having.  There is one scene when Ludovic (Georges du Fresne) takes Jerome (Julien Riviere) to the bathroom to prove that she is, indeed, a girl.  It only lasts a second or two, but a girl passes by them in the bathroom.  Um, a unisex bathroom.

The movie is almost twenty years old.

When, oh when, will the United States learn?  Just askin'...

UNC system takes a stance on controversial bathroom law


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ezs note:  Good for you, UNC!

Burlington, Massachusetts

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27 May 2016

Beshear: Bevin playing games on transgender issue

Tom Loftus

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ezs note:  Oh, I'm sure that transgender people can rest assured that southern governors would only have their best interests at heart. Just like a generation ago, African-Americans could rest assured that southern governors would only have their best interests at heart...


26 May 2016

Lawmaker introduced first bathroom bill in 2013

Howard Fischer
Arizona Daily Sun

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Trump Gets Laughed At For Vague Answers to Jimmy Kimmel About Transgender Rights: WATCH

Andy Towle

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ezs note:  How true... (shudder)

Israeli transgender women ready for contest finals (Israel)

Oded Balilty
The Times of Israel

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'You are an ignorant bigot': California Democrat clashes with San Diego law professor on transgender issues

Sarah D.Wire
Los Angeles Times

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Mississippi governor to join suit against Obama transgender policy


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24 May 2016

Ku Klux Klan distributes anti-transgender fliers in at least 1 Alabama neighborhood

Erin Edgemon / eedgemon@al.com

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ezs note:  So remember, folks, which side the Ku Klux Klan is on - uh, yeah, those fine folks...

Poll: Voters Back Transgender Bathroom Choice, Oppose Laws About It

Carrie Dann

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Yay Jaclyn Smith!

I was on a computer when I saw Jaclyn Smith, spoofing a nut who was making  a TOTAL arse out himself by praising the "virtues" of Donald Trump for president.  Enjoy it yourself, or pass it along to a Trump-lover.  He/she will be ashamed, I'm sure.  (I hope....) Anyhow, enjoy!

23 May 2016

'The show is important right now': Whoopi Goldberg to produce reality series based on transgender modelling agency (UK)

Justin Enriquez
Daily Mail

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Obama Appoints Transgender Activist to Faith-Based Advisory Council

Samuel Smith
Christian Post

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Immigration officials to start sending transgender women to the middle of Texas

Jorge Rivas

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ezs note:  Yes, I do understand what would happen in a perfectly ideal situation.  But I also understand this reality:  It. ain't. gonna. happen.   Conversely, this President has made some good, realistic goals.  Thank you, President Obama!